Democrats, the courts and ObamaCare

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 and is filed under Blog, News

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For years, the courts have been the last bastion of liberalism. Can’t push hard core, leftwing agendas through the legislative process? Turn to the courts. Want to turn back pieces of legislation you disagree with? Challenge them in the courts. But a funny thing happened yesterday. The Left lost in court as Judge Roger Vinson ruled that, “‚ÄúThis Act (ObamaCare) has been analogized to a finely crafted watch, and that seems to fit. It has approximately 450 separate pieces, but one essential piece (the individual mandate) is defective and must be removed.” To see Judge Vinson’s full ruling, go here.

Yes, I am fully aware that Vinson was appointed by Reagan in 1983 (the Gipper wins again!), but this is no act of judicial activism. It is a judge calling balls and strikes and he called a strike on the Obama Administration, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. This is checks and balances and one branch, the judicial one, just checked and balanced the other two. It is here that I must give special mention to Senator Chuck Schumer and his three branches of government. Senator, the three branches are the Executive, the Legislative and the Judicial, not the House, the Senate and the Presidency.

Needless to say, this is not the end of the matter. ObamaCare is going to be fast tracked to the Supreme Court where Chief Justice John Roberts and the rest of the court will decide the reach of the Commerce Clause as well as answer the question: is federalism dead? Make no mistake, this is going to be monumental either way.